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20 Interesting Facts about Mexico

Interesting facts about Mexico country

Mexico is one of the most historical and the 13th biggest country in the world. This North American country has contributed many inventions such as popcorn and chocolate and is the largest Spanish speaking country. Here is a list of 20 interesting facts about Mexico which you probably didn’t know.

Interesting Mexico Facts List:

  1. Mexico’s official name is Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States).
  2. Mexico introduced chillies, corn and chocolate to the world.
  3. Mexico is the 11th most populous country in the world with a population of 121 million.
  4. In Mexico, artists can pay their taxes with their artworks.
  5. Mexico has the second largest population of Catholic citizens, after Brazil.
  6. Mexico city is sinking slowly at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year as it is built on a lake, over the ruins of a great Aztec city, Tenochtitlan.
  7. Great Pyramid of Cholula in Mexico is the largest pyramid in the world, ahead of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
  8. The world’s smallest dog, the Chihuahua is named after a Mexican state.
  9. In 1913,  Mexico had three different presidents, in a span of one hour.
  10. Mexico City is home to the world’s largest taxi fleet of 100,000 taxis running every day.

    Traditional Mexican hat,a part of their culture.

    Traditional Mexican hat

  11. Mexico has 68 official languages.
  12. The city of San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War in 1848.
  13. Mexican children do not receive presents on Christmas Day, instead, they receive gifts on January 6 (Three Kings Day).
  14. Mexico is located in the “Ring of Fire” which is one of the earth’s most violent earthquake and volcano zone.
  15. Every year, millions of Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico from the USA and Canada.
  16. Sugary drinks kill more people than violent crimes in Mexico.
  17. The first great civilisation in Mexico was the Olmec (from 1500 B.C.to 400 B.C.).
  18. A very rare breed of rabbit, called Volcano Rabbit is found in Mexico near the Mexican volcanoes.
  19. The National University of Mexico is the oldest university in North America was founded by Charles V Spain in 1551.
  20. The border between Mexico and the United States is the second-largest border in the world.

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